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Old 07-26-2017, 04:43 PM
 
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Ditto for homeless, and others including veterans.


First come, first served.


Cuomo's New Affordable Housing Program Ditches Community Preferences: Gothamist
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Old 07-26-2017, 04:57 PM
 
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Well, for the exception of seniors, veterans, and for the disabled, I never cared for CB preference. CB preference isn't fair in my opinion. I mean, if you're thinking about moving, you shouldn't necessarily be thinking about moving around the corner!
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Old 07-26-2017, 05:09 PM
 
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Well, for the exception of seniors, veterans, and for the disabled, I never cared for CB preference. CB preference isn't fair in my opinion. I mean, if you're thinking about moving, you shouldn't necessarily be thinking about moving around the corner!
I second that, unless you're like me and just trying to move out of your parents apartment lol in that case I don't care if it's another borough or around the corner. CB never really applied to me though
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Old 07-26-2017, 05:09 PM
 
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Well, for the exception of seniors, veterans, and for the disabled, I never cared for CB preference. CB preference isn't fair in my opinion. I mean, if you're thinking about moving, you shouldn't necessarily be thinking about moving around the corner!

True enough one supposes, but this won't do anything to ease minds of those living in fast or whatever gentrifying areas.


Yes, it means someone from the worst part of East New York may stand a better chance at getting a lottery apartment say in Manhattan. But it also means that for places like Harlem, much of the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens a group won't necessarily be guaranteed a spot just because you happen to live in area.


Take Williamsburg. The Jews out there love to take "affordable housing" dollars but try their best to make sure only their kind get those new units.
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Old 07-26-2017, 05:36 PM
 
Location: New York, NY
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CB for around the corner is ridiculous anyway. As for my own area, they will begin to construct affordable housing and of course I wont qualify. Supposedly, I make too much. There was one project that went up in my community and the income ranges where ridiculously low - just like all the ones from the Bronx.

So the question I ask is, when can I use the stupid CB preference? The answer is never - that's when. If I lived at Kips Bay, CB preference would've gotten me the lottery I really wanted because my log # was only 2xx. This is why I don't think CB preference is fair. I can never use it as I don't qualify for living in a low income area nor can I ever use it for not living in a middle income area!
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Old 07-26-2017, 06:18 PM
 
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Good. I live in a community board that never has affordable housing. I think this is the way these lotteries should be. It's only fair.
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Old 07-26-2017, 06:41 PM
 
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I am glad they removed the CB preference. Some areas have a TON of new developments and some areas basically have zero. This evens out the playing field a bit.
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Old 07-27-2017, 10:11 AM
 
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This is a good move. Too bad my log number is so high in the Essex Crossing lottery that I will never get called anyway.
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Old 07-27-2017, 10:17 AM
 
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they need to remove that stupid CB preferences
they need to do a real lottery. if there's 100 apartment.
just pick 100 numbers from the list and call it a day.
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Old 07-27-2017, 11:56 AM
 
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The no community preference applies only to state funded projects, according to the article. City funded projects will keep the community preference and also the homeless preference.
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